ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Graeme Aturray Gallery, Edinburgh As they untold on the stairs, Linda Taylor’s drawings cast a strange green light. The thick protective glazing is partly responsible and a hint oi colour washed over the delicate lines oi graphite intensities that glow. But, like iirellies, no words oi explanation or logic detract irorn their iasclnation. These drawings and the sculpture upstairs were completed this year for September's Trigon biennale in Graz, Austria, but could have been made tor this space. intimate but austere, the gallery’s complexion and quiet suit Taylor's work well. The drawings oi long, thin pencliled
the gallery‘s most popular paintings. The Terrible Year- 1937 The title of a poignant woodcarving by Ernst Barlach is on loan to the gallery while funds are sought to purchase it. A small display around the sculpture commemorates one of Hitler's attacks on modern art. the DegeneraleArrexhibition of 1937. Both this and the Nash display make the gallery well-worth a winter visit. Gallery Talits See National Gallery. I GATEWAY GALLERY 2—4 Abbeymount. 6610982. Mon—Sat Exhibitions Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. I GALERIE MIRAGES The Lane. 46a Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Mon—Sat liiam—6pszun 2—5pm. Closed Wed. Textile Furniture Until mid-Jan. Bags from tents imported from the Atlas mountains. the plains of Persia and the desertsof China. I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 556 6020Tue—Sat l lam-5pm. Linda Taylor Until Wed 16 Dec. Sculptures and drawings. Originally made for the Trigon Bienniale in Graz. Austria. this work fits serenely here. See panel. I HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street. 225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Closed 25/26 Dec and 1/2 Jan Christmas Exhibition Until Tue 5 Jan. Small paintings. ceramics. sculpture. tapestries. jewellery and more by over 50 Scottish artists. I NM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm. Scotland and the Netherlands Until end December. A small exhibition in the entrance hall. The not unhistoric surname Fleming is one of the few remaining hangovers from the inﬂux of Flemish weavers who were invited to Scotland to pass on their skills so as to boost Scotland‘s textile industry following the 400 year-old act of 1587. I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville Crescent 226 3173 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (closed l—2pm). Alterthoughts by Geoltrey AtacEwan Until Fri 18 Dec. 25 recent paintings and drawings exploring particular themes from Dante‘s Purgatorio.
CASTING IDEAS I
boxes prelude the visionary objects in the gallery. Tall cases made oi lead lean against the wall in a group oi ten. ilolls oi tine tissue paper, cut into teat-lace patterns, are displayed through their perspex covers. They are eerie collins. Are they witness to what is past llite mummies in a museum or have they some inroad to the luture? Are they scientltic specimens, varieties ol rare plant lite, or are they philosophic scrolls, staclted like the ten commandments? in Taylor’s hands, lead and its opposite, silit paper, channel a ilow ot ideas which resonate throughout the gallery.
A stunning exhibition. (Alice Bain)
I IXORA POTTERY 5 Canon Lane. Canonmills. 557 2987. Daily 11am—5pm. I Christmas Exhibition at Ceramics. Paintings and Prints Sat 5—Sun 13 Dec. Work by France Baird—Lichtveid. Charlotte Cheverton and Mark Cheverton.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane.
The Best oi Scottish Printmalters Mon 30 Nov—Tue 22 Dec. Prints from Dundee. Edinburgh. Aberdeen and Glasgow.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Five by Ten - Five Contemporary Artists Wed 2—Sat 12 Dec. Anthony Armstrong. Moira Ferrier. Paul Hayes. Caroline Lebrun and Maggie Scott.
I MERCURY GALLERY 2% North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri [Dam-5.30pm: Sat 10am—1pm.
Small Picture Show Until end Dec. The Mercury‘s annual sale of pictures to fit an empty corner.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921.Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
Drawings by Artists in 17th Century Home Until Sun 27 Dec. A display from the gallery collection which explores this fertile period. beginning with Alberti and Arpino and moving to the Carracci family. Round the National Galleries A series of tours began at the end of October. The following are planned for December. All free (and in the galleries relevant to each talk/tour).
A Closer Looit- Paul Nash Wed 2 Dec at 2.30pm. With Ann Simpson at the Gaileryot Modern Art.
The Portrait Archive Wed 9 Dec at 2.30pm. With Rosalind Marshall at the Portrait Gallery.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OFSCOTLANO George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
Scotland and Russia Until 8 Jan 1988. Following the Festival‘s celebration of the October Revolution. this exhibition examines the historic links —culturai.
COVPASS GALLERZT %%' '
Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewellery
Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm. Through New Year. Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow District Council
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A l’NiUl‘lﬁ CHRISTMAS I-Ixiitatrttn oi'riiit BtZS‘T()i' CONTEMPORARY ART AND Curr.
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY PRESENTS an OUTSTANDING
SELECTION of CURRENT WORK by LEADING ARTISTS,
CRAFTSMEN and DESIGNERS. EACH ITEM HAS BEEN
CAREFULLY CHOSEN TO PROVIDE t/ze PERFECT
November 28th to December 24th 9.00a.m.-5.30p.m. Sunday 20th December lO.30a.m.-5.00p.m.
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23 UNION STREET (OPP. PLAYHOUSE THEATRE) EDINBURGH OPEN IO-S.30pm MONDAY TO SATURDAY .TEL: 031 557 2479.
ARTISTS’ STUDIO 8: GALLERY
OPEN DAY Saturday 28 November 12 noon-5pm (see listings for details!)
Plus our Christmas Exhibition
PRINTS FOR PRESENTS 28 November—24 December
Subs/dised by the Scottish Ans C0uncil
Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow
A DECADE OF ACQUISITIONS 1977 - 1987 31 October 1987—16 January 1988
Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—1 pm Admission Free Tel: 041 330 4221
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